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Jealott's Hill local plan deemed 'unsound'

Following the public hearings involved with the examination of the draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan, the Inspectors have now submitted their findings.  The standout result is that Jealott’s Hill is to be removed from the draft.  The proposal had been to build 2,000 homes at the Syngenta site in the Green Belt, which would have provided a […]

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Ascot Centre - New Plans Submitted, Action needed!

Dear Resident The Developer has filed new plans for Ascot Centre which were posted on 16th December. We still have serious concerns regarding several fundamental aspects of this imminent and significant project, even though the revised plans reflect a number of improvements. The deadline for objections to be filed is only 13th January 2023.   PLEASE SEND YOUR […]

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Public Meeting Information

Thank you to all those who attended our public meeting regarding the Ascot proposal submitted by London Square. We had a fantastic turnout and a successful evening regarding next steps. For those who weren't able to attend or those who would like to peruse the information on display in more detail, please see below. If […]

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Ascot Proposal, Public Meeting Agenda

MAJOR BUILDING DEVELOPMENT FOR ASCOT THAT WILL IMPACT US ALL7.00 for 7.30, Monday, 7th November 2022, at the Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse The agenda is as follows: Welcome and Introduction What’s happened so far The Vision for Ascot – The Prince’s Foundation The Proposal from London Square Reasons why it should be Opposed Grounds for Legal Challenge Next […]

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Ascot Proposal, Public Meeting Monday 7th November

The Ascot Centre Development Public Meeting will take place on MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER. LOCATION - THE PAVILION, ASCOT RACECOURSETIME - 7pm for 7.30pm Start There have been over 225 residents who have already sent objections to the Council in response to the Ascot Centre planning application (22/01971)  https://publicaccess.rbwm.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage Further to the public consultation, we need […]

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Developer fined for felling of ancient oaks

Thursday September 15 2022, 12.01am, The Times A property developer must pay more than £67,000 after cutting down dozens of protected, 100-year-old oak trees in defiance of neighbours’ pleas. James Barney, 35, proposed building two holiday cottages on the plot he had recently bought, a court was told. People protested angrily when they were woken […]

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London & Home Counties Greenbelt Crisis

Scale of development planned for Green Belt doubles in just six years Local councils in London and the Home Counties are currently planning to allow building on more than 48,000 acres of Green Belt land, despite the vital role that open countryside plays in flood prevention and climate change mitigation.  Research by the London Green […]

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The battle for PM and Planning

As the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates battle it out for the top job, Planning takes a look at their comments during the campaign about planning and housing delivery. LIZ TRUSS Truss, the MP for South West Norfolk, and the frontrunner to become the next Prime Minister, has made a flurry of planning-related announcements in her leadership […]

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Objection Advice for Ascot Centre Proposal - response deadline by Thursday 18th August

Those of you who attended our AGM at the end of May will know we have serious concerns about proposals for large scale building in the centre of Ascot.  Planning application (RBWM 22/01971) has now been published.  SPAE has been supportive all along about the rejuvenation of Ascot and a Vision for the High Street was produced by […]

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Ascot Centre Planning Application Published

As anticipated, the planning application by London Square for the west of the south of Ascot High Street has now been published – see link below. https://publicaccess.rbwm.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=RF9DVGNI0C000&activeTab=summary

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